Ep. 132 - John Williams' 'Hook'
John Williams • Adventure, Comedy, Kids and Family, Music, 09-Feb-2022
Who can forget the 1991 Spielberg film, 'Hook'? It is, by far, one of John Williams' best scores to-date. Nominated for a Grammy, there are moments in this film that are strikingly gorgeous when combining the set design, Spielberg's direction, and Robin Williams' emotional performance.
This scene in particular is when Peter Banning (played by Williams) is finally recognized as the real Peter Pan. The cue itself is exquisite, with sweeping strings and choir. Combining that with the incredible performances in the scene, you achieve something touching and unforgettable. We suggest, if you haven't seen the film already, to do so immediately.
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/hook/
Listen to the score: https://music.apple.com/us/album/hook-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/158327878
Every Monday and Wednesday, SCORE CUE SNAPSHOTS brings you iconic scenes married to the corresponding score cue without dialogue and SFX, thus allowing anyone to appreciate how the score works with what you see unfold on-screen.
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